Saturday picture show

dragonfly in rain

Shikhei Goh won both the Nature category and the Grand Prize in the 2011 National Geographic Photography Contest with this beautifully lit image of a dragonfly in a simulated rainstorm (water provided by a friend with a spray bottle).

As always, the competition was fierce. The Big Picture has a nice rundown of the various winners and honorable mentions in each category, but you should also head over to National Geographic’s Winners Gallery, which features all of the images along with expanded captions. Best of all, you can download any of the winners as a wallpaper for your computer, iPad, or iPhone.

The dragonfly is already on my MacBook Pro. It’s gorgeous.

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About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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